Radiology

1200 North 7th Street, Chariton, Iowa 50049
Phone: (641) 774-3223 | Toll-free: (800) 404-3111 | Email: mryan@lchcia.com

LCHC’s Radiology Department has state of the art imaging equipment which allows us to offer the highest quality results while maximizing patient convenience and comfort – close to home. LCHC’s Radiologist is available on site weekly for quick and accurate diagnosis.

Radiologist services provided by Radiology Partners.

  • Ultrasound: Mon-Fri
  • Computerized Tomography (CT Scan): Daily
  • DEXA Scan (Bone Density): Monday-Friday
  • Digital Mammograms: Monday-Friday
  • Nuclear Medicine: Weekly
  • Vascular Venous Ultrasound: Monday-Friday

We also offer the following services through our mobile providers:

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Wednesday
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET CT Scan): Upon Request
  • Arterial Ultrasound: Monday
  • Echocardiograms: Thursday
  • Stereotactic Biopsy: Upon Request

*Dates of availability are subject to change.


Dexa Scan

Did you know that as we age, our bones become less dense and more prone to fractures? LCHC offers DEXA Scan daily Monday through Friday – a quick painless way to tell if a person has osteoporosis or is at risk of developing the disease, with much less radiation than a typical X-ray. A physician’s referral is needed and Medicare will pay for this screening every 2 years. Other insurances vary by individual policy.

Quick Facts about Osteoporosis:

  • Typically, there are no visible symptoms. Often a patient is not diagnosed until after a painful fracture occurs.
  • Smoking, excess use of alcohol, and excess caffeine consumption puts an individual at a higher risk for the disease.
  • The first 5 – 10 years following onset of menopause, a woman loses between 25% – 30% of her bone density.
  • Fractures caused by osteoporosis can lead to substantial expenses for healthcare as well as disability, and in some cases, death.

Talk with your doctor and see if DEXA Scan would be beneficial for you in diagnosing or preventing osteoporosis.


Digital Mammograms

Digital Mammograms, as offered by LCHC’s Radiology Department, offers a more clear and enhanced image. This technology allows for radiologists and providers to see a clearer and cleaner picture, especially on those patients who have denser breasts.

Other Benefits of having digital mammogram include lowered radiation exposure to patients as well as simpler storage and sharing of the mammograms.

If you are not having problems with your breasts, no order is required. However, if you are experiencing issues, we do require a physician’s order. For more information, contact our Radiology Department.

Contact LCHC’s Radiology Department to schedule your digital mammogram today!


Free Screening Mammograms

Along with offering digital mammograms, LCHC also provides free digital screening mammograms. This allows for patients without insurance, as well as those with insurance that meet state income guidelines, to stay proactive in their health by screening for breast cancer. To review the income guidelines to qualify for the free screening mammograms offered at LCHC, click here.

Breast Cancer is preventable so take care of your health and contact Radiology at LCHC to schedule your digital screening mammogram. Or click here to complete and application for a free mammogram and then mail or e-mail it to LCHC. Applicants who meet income guideline requirements will be contact by LCHC Radiology Department staff to schedule appointments for the Free Mammogram Program.


(Go Pink Program)

LCHC and the Lady Chargers have teamed up to help women who do not have insurance as well as those with insurance who cannot afford screening mammograms, to stay proactive in their health by screening for breast cancer.

To see if you may qualify for this program, please review the income guidelines here.

Early detection of breast cancer is best, so take care of yourself and your health by contacting LCHC Radiology to schedule your digital screening mammogram. If you qualify for the Go Pink program, click here to complete the application and mail or e-mail your application to LCHC. Applicants who meet income guideline requirements will be contacted by Radiology staff to schedule an appointment for a screening mammogram.

Stereotactic Biopsy

Mobile Stereotactic Biopsy Unit

At a time when advances in medical technology are critical to the success in women’s healthcare, Lucas County Health Center has made the decision to offer our patients the best choice in minimally invasive breast biopsy – giving you comfort and peace of mind during a time of high anxiety and uncertainty.

Health Enterprises’ Mobile Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Unit is at LCHC upon request. For more information, contact Radiology at (641) 774-3223.

Frequently Asked Questions

My doctor says I need a Non-Surgical Breast Biopsy. What can I expect?
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What instructions should I follow after the biopsy?
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3D/4D Ultrasound

Is your baby ready for their close-up? Through modern high-definition technology, Lucas County Health Center can photograph your child before he or she is born. Within minutes, you will be able to see your baby’s picture.

This service allows you the opportunity to have the caring professionals in LCHC’s Radiology department take photos of your child while he/she is still in the womb. Following your 3D/4D ultrasound, you will receive printed photos and a CD with electronic copies of the photographs.

You no longer need to waste time and money driving to the city for your 3D/4D ultrasound. When you are in week 26 to week 28 of your pregnancy, call LCHC’s Radiology department to make an appointment to get a 3D/4D ultrasound.

For more information, ask your healthcare provider or call LCHC Radiology today!

Frequently Asked Questions

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